If we had to sum up Brandy’s career using one of her album titles, we’d go with Never Say Never. The Grammy-winning R&B icon has proven time and time again that her talents are endless and there’s absolutely nothing that she can’t do. Broadway has officially announced that Brandy is starring in their classic production of Chicago. The “Have You Ever” singer is taking on the lead role as Roxie Hart.
Chicago is Broadway’s longest running American musical with a slew of accolades, including six Tony awards and one Grammy. Famous songs from the musical are “All that Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle.” Brandy’s character Roxie is a chorus girl, guilty of scandal and murder, in the 1920s-set play. Robin Givens and Michelle Williams are the only two other black women who have taken on the role.
Brandy is set to join the cast April 28th through June 21st at New York’s Ambassador Theater.
Although this is Brandy’s Broadway debut, acting and singing is a familiar territory for the all-star talent. Hand selected by the great Whitney Houston, Brandy made history as the first Disney TV princess in the movie-musical Cinderella. Prior to that, the beauty known for her braided styles in the 90s starred in TV sitcoms Thea and Moesha. Brandy has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, with mega hits like “The Boy is Mine” and “Full Moon.”
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